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Plae Pakaa

St 13, corner of St. 178 | National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 17 998 570
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Type: Performances
Owner description: Join us for the new season from June - August 2014. Plae Pakaa is an initiative by Cambodian Living Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to the... more » Owner description: Join us for the new season from June - August 2014. Plae Pakaa is an initiative by Cambodian Living Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of Cambodia through the arts. The production features two rotating shows in an open-air theater at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. Each performance showcases a wide range of traditional performing arts. With more than Apsara dances, we offer you the chance to discover the diversity of Cambodian culture and traditional arts through dramatic and dynamic performances. In addition to giving a unique opportunity to experience Cambodian culture and arts, Cambodian Living Arts aims to empower emerging arts professionals through their development and employment. Your participation enhances our mission to transform and revitalize the country through creative expression. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Performed in a very nice and intimate outdoor theatre. The performance itself was great and easy to follow even without the use of the subtitles

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Really amazing performance which unexpected. All joyful and this impressed me with their beautiful dance. Love love

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Museum was a great venue for this open air event. Competent performances portraying a timeless story of power, opportunity and human frailty. A much needed program that goes some way to rebuilding The Arts in Cambodia. Only on Friday and Saturday.

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Melissa I, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

We really enjoyed reading your comments - the description you gave was perfect. Thank you for your words and support. Hope to see you again in the future - or perhaps we'll make our way to AUS. More

Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were recommended to visit this show from another NGO organisation. It was fantastic, the artists were brilliant and it was a brilliant cause to be apart of.

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Melissa I, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Hi Camilla, Thank you for your comment and support. So happy to hear that NGOs are helping each other out and spreading the word. Sending positive vibes to that organization and to you as well! Hope you enjoyed your time in Cambodia. More

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Just a nice evening and not too long. Very good experience. We went for one called Harvest or Fall. Would go again. Lasted a little over an hour

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Melissa I, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you found it to be just the right length of time and still enjoyable. Again thank you for your support of the local arts and hope to see you again soon! More

Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's fine and for a good cause, not my type of activity, that's all. I would recommend it to people who like folklore and theater.

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Melissa I, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. Glad you joined us regardless - hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Cambodia. For any arts and culture lovers we welcome you with open arms. :) More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We enjoyed this short and varied series of local Khmer dances on a Friday night. It was a good edition to the night and with it finishing at 8pm leaves plenty of time for a dinner or night out afterwards. The acts were merely variations on traditional rural harvest and courtship dances but we're well performed in good spirits. After... More

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Melissa I, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the variety of our traditional and folk dances. Thank you for sharing your comments and happy the timing worked out well for you. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Cambodia. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My wife suggested that we see the show on our last day in Phnom Penh and I reluctantly agreed (knowing that sometimes sacrifices need to be made for the sake of a happy marriage, ahem). I'm awfully glad I did though. The dance and live music was incredibly engaging, the costumes were outstanding and the effort that had obviously been... More

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Melissa I, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Danuel, Not only did you go to the show - you wrote a great review! So glad you and your wife could join us and we are looking forward to you visiting us in Siem Reap. November is just around the corner. Thank you so much! Melissa More

Gurdaspur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A must do in the city. The drama highlights the local stories with great choreography, live music and actors. Take a mosquito repellant as it will be in open. U can directly watch the drama and go to Friends restaurant for the dinner!

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Melissa I, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Thanks for the tips. If you forget your bug spray we have some at the front with our staff :) - so glad you enjoyed the show and great recommendations on dinner after the show. Hope you enjoyed your time in Cambodia. Thanks for supporting the arts. More

Melaka, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

One of my to-do-list in phnom penh was to watch the cambodia living arts' show and it was definitely up to my expectation. We went for the Saturday night show- MAK THERNG. It is a drama with subtitles available. The show was outdoor in National Museum. It was free seating and you will be directed to the seating area at... More

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Melissa I, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Hello there, So glad we made it on to your 'to-dos' in Phnom Penh. Thank you for visiting us and writing a review. We agree that the passion and energy of each performer is palpable and a reason why we love doing our work! Thanks again! More

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